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Treble at the Jam Fest

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The blurb must have really sounded intriguing to me because I requested this book TWICE from Netgalley (in exchange for my honest review) and got copies in both 2017 and 2021. Finally got around to reading it and was glad I did. The author's name was also very familiar to me and I was sure I had read one or two of the previous books in the series, but nothing came back to me. I didn't feel like I missed anything by starting with book 4.

I found Treble to be an enjoyable cozy. I like the setting and characters, so much so, I immediately started #5, As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles. I also plan to get the first three books from the library to get caught up.
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I love this series and thoroughly enjoyed this instalment even if it's not the best in this series.
Happy to catch up with the characters, the setting and the food description are as lovely as usual.
I found the book a bit slow paced but the mystery kept me guessing.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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This story was a bit on the dull side, lacking excitement. Although it was well written had some interesting characters, the intrigue meter was still low. This Jam fest was interesting and engaging with mild intrigue.
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This is the 4th book in the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series.  Erin Murphy runs The Merc, a gourmet food store in Jewel Bay, MT.  in this book, a musician performing in a jazz festival falls to his death.  When it turns out to be murder, Erin steps in to investigate.
I like the small town feel of the book, and the characters are interesting and memorable.  4 stars.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Previously published in June 2017 by Midnight Ink.  I picked this up after it was published in 2021.  I would like to thank Beyond the Page Publishing for allowing me to read it and giving this series a new home.

The author provides a list of the characters at the front of the book which I found particularly helpful.

This is a well-written and plotted cozy mystery.  The author provides vivid descriptions and makes me feel as if I were there. I was not disappointed in this book.

Erin Murphy, is the manager of her family’s shop, known as the Merc, in Jewel Bay, Montana. 
The town is having a Jazz Festival and of course someone dies.  In this case it’s jazz guitarist Gerry Martin.  Who wanted him dead and why?  Erin’s beau finds the body and Erin being inquisitive wants to know who did it.

There are recipes provided at the back of the book.   I plan to try the Rhubarb Custard Pie listed in the back of this book.  A few mysteries I am reading are mention rhubarb pie, I guess it’s a popular summer pie.

I was given an ARC e-book copy from Netgalley. I am not required to leave a positive review.
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This book is the fourth in a series. While I had not read the previous books, I will be now. It did not seem like I missed many details, but I would want to read the entire series. The characters and mystery were great. I loved the small town feel and the festival. It was a nice getaway!
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Another amazing visit to Jewel Bay, Montana with the gang at the Merc and surrounding businesses! I absolutely love how the author brings this small town in Montana to life and makes me long to return to the area that I was once so familiar with! Add in great characters that are so real that they feel like old friends rather than characters in a book and you are in for some great entertainment. I love that this story is centered around a music festival as those are so prevalent in the northwest that it adds another touch of realism to the plot! I loved the plot as it was woven in a wonderful manner to leave you guessing which of the multitude of suspects could have been the true culprit. I absolutely can't wait to visit again as this book was exciting, but also set the character's lives up to see some major changes in the future! If you haven't read the entire series, you really should but you can also read this book as a stand alone and not be lost!
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This was my first trip to Jewel Bay, Montana, but it is the fourth book in this series. Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz follows Erin Murphy is the manager of Murphy’s Mercantile, a local grocer/foodie and general store.  This mystery takes place during the annual Jewel Bay Jazz Festival, that draws jazz musicians and fans from all over to this mountain town. 

After one of the stars of the event is found killed Erin is drawn into the mystery and begins to investigate. 
It took me a minute to get into the story as I wasn't familiar with the characters and the relationships between them. Leslie Budewitz, does her best to not spoil the previous books by giving away too much information. I don't think it's necessary to read the previous books to enjoy the mystery, but I would recommend it. 
I loved the setting and it really drew me into the story, even when I found Erin's interest in the murder/investigation a little unnatural at times. 

There was also some nice romantic parts and overall an enjoyable read.
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Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz takes us to Jewel Bay, Montana where Erin Murphy is the manager of Murphy’s Mercantile.  It is time for the annual Jewel Bay Jazz Festival and Workshop event.  The Merc will be hosting a special Friday night concert in the courtyard featuring Gerry Martin, a jazz guitarist.  The evening is a hit, but Erin notices tension between Gerry, Gabby, and Dave.  The next day Erin is in the shop when she receives news that Gerry Martin was found dead on the rocks by the Jewel River.  Erin immediately swings into investigator mode to track down Gerry’s killer.  Treble at the Jam Fest is the 4th  A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series.  It can be read as a standalone, but I think it is best to read this series in order due to the variety of characters (it can be hard to keep them all straight).  I thought the story contained good writing and an interesting concept.  The author provides good descriptions of the town, shops, and people.  I like the characters and the setting.  The whodunit was straightforward, and it was one that can easily be solved.  I enjoyed following Erin as she questioned people and searched for clues.  I could have done with more action and less contemplation (Erin thinks a lot).  Erin’s reason for investigating this crime was paltry (let’s face it, Erin did not need a reason besides her curiosity). This was a fun story with lively characters.  Treble at the Jam Fest is a fun cozy mystery with a charming romance, fine friends, affectionate family, toe tapping tunes, a musical mystery, and delectable culinary delights.
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Another excellent edition to a wonderful series! Full of twists and turns that leaves you wanting more and enjoying each moment until the end when the killer is caught!
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I loved returning to Jewel Bay to visit with Erin and her family.  As I've come to expect, the book is well-written with some twists and turns and lots of interesting characters.  The mystery kept me guessing as I read the book.

If you like mysteries with strong character relationships set in a charming town with some recipes, then this book is for you!
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A delightful cozy mystery that is very well written.  Mystery fans will love this book.  I highly recommend it.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book by Leslie Budewitz and featured it on the Cozy Corner Blog on Fresh Fiction on 4/26/21 along with her other mystery Bitterroot Lake under the pseudonym Aleshia Beckman. Thank you to the publisher, author and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book.
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Erin Murphy manages her family's local food and sundries shop, Glacier Mercantile, known as the Merc, in the Montana resort town of Jewel Bay. The town is staging the annual jazz musical event when one of the main stars plummets to his death from the rocks along a popular river route.

Erin is key to untangling the sequence of events in this enjoyable tale. The plotline was good and held my attention and the cast was largely likeable. Treble at the Jam Fest is the fourth instalment in Leslie Budewitz's Food Lovers' Village Mystery series. Though it was my first, I managed to keep up with the characters aided by the handy cast list provided. If you are into either food or music, then this lighthearted and undemanding story is for you. I look forward to checking out the other books in this series for sure.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Beyond the Page Publishing via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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Nicely written!
The author describes the scenery, situations and characters in a way that sucks you into the story.
The development of the plot keeps makes it easy to follow and keeps you glued til the last page.
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I love this series for its feeling of a sense of community in a small town.  Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity.  My review opinions are my own. 

This is the 4th release in the "Food Lovers Village" mystery series by cozy author Leslie Budewitz. 
I have enjoyed this entire series and find it charming and entertaining.  In this next in series our protagnist 
is busy running her families store mercantile store and preparing for a local Jazz festival with great anticipation it will be a fun event. 

During the event a jazz guitarist  is found dead . He had nefarious dealings and arguments with many at the festival before his death so solving his murder will be a challenge for Erin.  Many attendees must be questioned and those from out of town that knew the victim. Erin is up for the challenge of this sleuth of many layers and soon has the right suspect in her sights.  All the supporting charcters we love are here and assisting Erin with her investigation. 

A very enjoyable sleuth to conclusion and a fun read.
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If you like a quick read that you’ll love, grab this cozy mystery! Twists and turns keep your guessing. The pace keeps you going.
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4 th book in Food Lovers village 
Setting Jewels bay Montana
Erin runs Mercantile and helping with annual jazz festival. Also jumps in to help solving murder of one of the jazz performers.
I think I should have read previous books first.
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Everyone is looking forward to Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. But trouble occurs when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. Martin had once been an international sensation but had since fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. So was Martin's death an accident, or was he pushed?

Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile, decides to do some amateur sleuthing. Both local business folk and out-of-towners are among the people that Erin has to question and eliminate from her suspect list.

On the personal front, there are big changes occurring for both Erin's mother and sister. Erin's romance with Adam Zimmerman continues to develop. But the visit of Adam's childhood best friend Tanner Lundquist to Jewel Bay may cause some potential problems. And training a new employee at the Merc is taking some time. Despite getting a few warnings and being attacked while moseying in the dark, Erin refuses to quit snooping.

This is another winning book in the Food Lovers' Village mystery series. Recipes are included.

I obtained an eARC of this book via Netgalley and Beyond the Page Publishing. with no requirements for a review.   I voluntarily read this book and provided this review.
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Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz is book four in the A Food Lovers' Mystery series. This is the first one of the series I have read. I was able to get current quickly. I will go back and read previous books because I want to get a couple of answers regarding a couple characters.
Being a lover of food Cozies, I was excited to read this book and I was not disappointed. There is just enough side story that runs through out the mystery side. I felt like I was in Montana. The main and supporting characters are likeable and relateable. There is humor and romance. The plot twists and amount of suspects was perfect and I was guessing to the end. I also liked having recipes included.
I was given an ARC by Beyond The Page via NetGalley for an honest review.
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